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a creature who lost out to one hungry lobster hunter. >> i think we're going to have a great dinner tonight, okay? and hopefully this will not be the last one i catch of this size. >> that thing is huge! that was reed cowan reporting. the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolt are now with the news edge at 11 -- bolter now with the news edge at 11:00. more problems for metro, right in the thick of the evening rush the wheaton station forced to shut down for a few hour tonight. not the first time it's happened in recent months. fox 5's roby chavez back with the story. >> it all started saturday when the elevator went out and 16 passengers were stuck inside. today it was the escalators. passengers complained about constant problems at the station with escalators and elevators out, an impossible climb they say and today everything was out. >> we had to go through the trains. >> reporter: a major commuter
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nightmares a the wheaton metro station closed several hours. the gates were shut and riders detoured because there is no way down into the tunnel. wheaton passengers are fed up. >> half the time they can't get all three escalators working and the elevator working at the same time. so when i found out the station was closed, i was not the least bit surprised. >> reporter: riders were bussed around the wheaton station on shuttles. the problem? metro says all of its escalators and elevators are out of service at the station. >> the shuttle bus is going take forever. i need to get on the train. >> i found out that the wheaton station was closed. probably it was about five minute before we got to the stop and -- minutes before we got to the stop and they told us that there was a shuttle here. >> reporter: it's one of the deepest stations. in fact, passengers say heading down into the tunnel is a grueling walk. >> there it that would be a terrible walk for me. i'm very disappointed in the fact that every time i come to
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this station the actual elevators are out or escalators are out. >> i have experienced once or twice when the escalators were out, but i had to walk up and i'm fairly in good shape, but still i was huffing and puffing. i feel really badly for people with disabilities. >> reporter: the diversion meant many riders were delayed. the shutdown came at the beginning of the evening commute. patience was already thin at the end of a long monday that just got longer. >> it's been pretty organized on metro. they tell you which bus to get on, you know, but still just the i convenience of getting to where you need to go to. >> i'm delay -- the inconvenience of getting to where you need to go to. >> i'm delayed probably about 30 minutes. i would rather be at east we're >> reporter: at last check one escalator and you know elevator was still down. the -- one elevator was still down. the escalator at the wheaton station is more than 500 feet long and the trip takes two minutes and 45 seconds, one of
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the longest in the nation. escalator problems not new for metro. back in july passengers scrambled to get out of the smoky station because several escalators were not working. riders had to climb stalled escalators and go over railings to get out. another big story tonight, voters will hit the polls in just hours to decide who they want to run the district the next four years. tonight the mayoral candidates are making a last minute push to grab those undecided votes. fox 5's wisdom martin has the latest on tomorrow's primary. >> we're talking about last minute campaigning for both candidates, one with a message of let's keep the good things going, the other with a message of we need a change to a more inclusive leader. let's start with the gray campaign with council chair gray in southwest meeting and greeting voters trying to convince anyone who is undecided he is the man for the job. he says he has a plan for education, economic development and public safety. meanwhile fair fenty campaigned in woodland -- mayor fenty campaigned in woodland terrace
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in southeast with the support of go-go bands. he said his record speaks for itself talking about low crime, new libraries and new rec center and he says the city is a much better place since he took over. >> we heard people in many instances talk about anybody with fenty we'll vote for another candidate, but i think in the nearly six months that we've run this campaign i heard people who had that attitude actually transition to another place. >> today we basically went to almost every ward hitting different parts of the city reminding people about everything we've done for the past four years, how far washington d.c. has come, how excited we are to take it even further for four more years. >> decision time is tomorrow. recent polls have shown that vincent gray does have the lead. we'll see tomorrow. >> wisdom martin tonight. stay with fox 5 and for complete coverage on primary day. we will be with the candidates every step of the way. our team coverage starts tomorrow morning at 4:25 a.m.
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another big race we're following for maryland governor. republican bob ehrlich picked up a big endorsement today. john mccain thinks ehrlich is a fine guy and has thrown his support behind the former governor. his opponent governor martin o'malley spent the day on the campaign trails stumping at schools across the state. >> it's a beautiful neighborhood. >> president obama taking a break from formal speeches for an intimate discussion on the economy. during a backyard gathering at a home in fairfax, the president announced he's confident the country will recover saying small businesses and investing are the keys to success. >> if we can get small businesses growing and investing and opening their doors and hiring new workers, that's probably going to be the area where we can make the most progress over the next year in terms of accelerating employment and reducing the unemployment rate. >> the president is hoping the senate will pass the small business and jobs credit bill
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after they return from break this week, but republicans aren't in favor of the stimulus saying they were prevented from offering amendments like extending the bush tax cuts. part of the capital building was evacuated today. fox 5's laura evans is everywhere at 11:00. >> a hazmat scare on the hill this afternoon. a powdery substance was found in the house visitors gallery. as a precaution capital police cleared the area till authorities determined the substance was not hazardous and gave the all clear less than an hour later. a crackdown on illegal immigrants arrested for drunk driving. they will no longer be allowed to post bail. this move follows the death of a catholic nun in prince william county earlier this year. carlos montano was indicted for a felony murder in the drug driving crash that killed sister denise mosher. northrop grumman paying $250,000 for an independent review of the massive computer failure affecting state services in virginia. the dmv was not able to issue driver's licenses for a week
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due to the failure. northrop grumman could end up paying penalties if the review find it was negligent leading to that crash. a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own house and police think this speed bump is what sparked the deadly dispute. we'll explain why coming up next. as you may think you're ordering from the light side of the menu, but how many karlies are you really -- calories are you realing consuming? a quick check of our rundown, just a few of the stories we're following, not all. we'll be back in just a few. hang tight. >> it is fox 5 news edge at -- this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.
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it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city. want news edge in virginia now where -- the news edge in virginia now where fairfax county police say a dispute over a speed bump turned
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deadly. the victim a 48-year-old employee of the faa tied up and shot in his head on field master drive in springfield. as fox 5 bob barnard reports the victim's passionate campaign to get that speed bump in front of his house may have been what got him killed. >> reporter: police say murder victim stephen carr was shot to death inside his home sunday night by a neighbor, david patton. he lived just around the corner reportedly upset by this speed bump carr lobbied to get in front of his house on field master drive. >> it's really sad. it's really unfortunate to think, you know, people can fly off the handle that much over just a speed bump. >> reporter: police say carr and his girl friend were watching tv around 10:00 sunday night when patton came through the front door with a gun, forced the couple to the floor, bound their hands with zip ties, then shot and killed carr when he tried to get free. police say carr's roommate eventually showed up, was also ordered to the ground and when he ran from the house and the suspect gave chase, the girl
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friend ran to an upstairs bathroom, locked the door and called 911. >> incredible. incredulous. just don't believe it, you know. >> reporter: next-door neighbor willis palmer said he knew somebody was upset about the speed bump. >> that went over for a period of weeks. they'd go by and honk at night, honk, honk. >> reporter: then on june 11th patton and carr got into it outside the house. >> he was going to drive into his driveway. he was and they blocked his way and they had talk and he finally got into his driveway and i think the man got out of his car and stuck his hand in and grabbed steve and after that steve took him to court. >> reporter: patton was charged with misdemeanor assault. their court date was scheduled for this thursday. bob barnard, fox 5 news. coming up next the accused christmas dawan that bee bomber wants to be -- wannabe bomber wants to be his own attorney. today he hinted at what he wants to do coming up next. this reporter claims her looks caused some problems at
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the accused christmas day bomber has fired his court- appointed lawyers. umar farouk abdul now cylindrical la made his first court appearance -- mudallah made his first court appearance today. the nigerian man is accused of trying to set off explosives on a flight headed for to it christmas day. the judge agreed to the request. u.s. military forces are headed at least force headed to saudi arabia, just not the manpower. the pentagon is expected to grant the sale of $60 billion worth of fighter jets, helicopters and missile defense systems. the deal is designed to send a signal to maybing iran. it's also assuring israel the f- 15s sold to the saudis would have the long range radar targeting system disabled and the saudis would be dependent on the pentagon for parts and maintenance. a giant retailer is hoping
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its new deal on cell phones will pay off. shawn yancy now with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight a big box retailer is going wireless. no. 5, wal-mart has its very own cell phone plan. the wal-mart family mobile service will run on t-mobile's network starting next week. unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 a month for the first line and $25 for each additional line. you have to buy a phone. that's part of the wal-mart plan. no. 4, ask for a doggie bag before you take your first bite. the food police measured portion sizes of popular restaurants and found they are two times larger than the government's definition of a serving. a dinner size meal at the olive garden is about 3 1/2 cups size of pasta but according to the fda a serving is just 1 cup. no. 3, gossip, especially if it's positive. it's good for your health. a british study found people who gossip and share positive praise about someone may get a short term lift on their own
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self-esteem. no. 2, brush up on american history at the national archives. a brand-new exhibit called the charters of freedom opened today. you can see the declaration of independence, constitution and bill of rights. you can also learn some unknown stories about the famous documents and the people who created them. no. 1 tonight, heads up if you commute across the 14th street bridge. be prepared for new traffic patterns. the left shoulder is now closed and all four lanes are shifted to the right of the construction barrier as part of the ongoing bridge rehab project set to finish next fall and that's a look at tonight's fox 5 top five. picture perfect chamber of commerce weather today, maybe tomorrow? >> that's what i call good gossip. that's good gossip. good gossip is great weather that we have followed by the fact we did get some rain that at least kind of put a damper on the brushfire risk we had going. so it's a beautiful night. we'll drop to the 50s again around the region, but we have a great picture from space to show you as we take you up to
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the view that they were getting in the international space station of hurricane igor. isn't that amazing? of course, when these pictures were taken earlier today, igor was at its strongest. isn't that incredible looking? the eye so pronounced and spiraling outer bands with literally no wind sheer going on. so when this was taken igor had winds of 150 miles per hour. it's gotten a little bit weaker tonight, but igor, the strongest hurricane we've seen in the atlantic in three years going back to 2007. now here is what is looks like tonight. you can see that very pronounced eye, winds down to 140 miles per hour and it is 800 miles from the leeward islands and just coming into the picture, perhaps you can see outer bands here of the second tropical storm julia and there could even be something trying to develop in the caribbean, too. it doesn't have a name. it's not a tropical depression yet, but that will also have to be watched. let's get the latest update, though, on these two systems. first igor with winds of 140 miles an hour is a category 4
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storm and jewel, why much weaker has winds of 50 -- yule ya, much weaker has winds of 50 -- julia, much weaker has winds of 50 miles per hour and everything with igor continues to take it away from the east coast, but unfortunately it's going to be very close to bermuda and very powerful when it does pass them probably as a category 3 or category 2. julia will take much more of an eastern path. so that's good news, too but the combination of the two of these over the weekend really should have the atlantic quite churned up. be aware half if you're heading down to the beaches. that would be dangerous because of the rip currents again. 82 degrees for us tomorrow, wednesday about 80. we've got another nice day coming on wednesday, but thursday late in the day probably a few showers trying to come across the mountains. i wouldn't look for those before the evening even rush hour and they may linger into the first half of friday, but it does not look like anything particularly heavy. we could use a lot more than the rain we'll likely get thursday into friday, but it's our best hope at this point.
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frederick 59 degrees at this hour. we have a front that will cross tomorrow. so it will bring us another beautiful day. there's really literally no cloud cover with it. we might get a bit of an increase of a breeze in the afternoon and that's about it out of the northwest at 10 to 15. so a great voting day for us, no reason not to get out there. tonight just a few clouds, suburbs dropping to the 50s, 63 degrees in d.c. tomorrow a beautiful day, 82 degrees, a little breezy in the afternoon and that's about it. your planner he again, sunny and breezy tomorrow morning -- planner again, sunny and breezy tomorrow morning and by 4:00 82 degrees. here is your five-day forecast, a quiet week for us in d.c. the only thing we'll watch for, some late showers thursday into the first part of friday, temperatures super comfortable. that's the weather forecast. dave feldman is up next and he's recapping dallas and skins game. i know we can't get enough of it. we'll be right back.
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good evening. i'm dave feldman. can you imagine if the cowboys had taken a knee at the end of the 1st half or if alex barron hadn't held brian orakpo on the final play? there would be a different vibe in this city and it would not be good. the redskins did something last night they didn't do last year. they beat a division opponent and offensive highlights like mcnabb scrambled for the 1st down, few and far between. redskins did prevail. at the end of the game they don't ask how but just how many, ask fletcher and coach shanahan and the answer was skins 13, the cowboys 7.
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>> i just like the mindset our team, you know, going in. they were ready to play. we knew we were playing an excellent football team, a team that is very talented, but at the end of the day you got to find a way to win. i said there's going to be games throughout the year where the offense plays well, the defense plays well and special teams but at the end of the day there's only one thing that really matters. that's finding a way to win and if you win in the national football league, enjoy it because it doesn't happen all the time. >> no. ask the eagles. after all the drama surrounding albert haynesworth and all the speculation about what kind of role he would play in the redskins first game, seeing action on 16 snaps in the first three quarters mostly at nose tackle. after the game albert was asked if he was okay with the way he was used against dallas. >> the situation is what it is. you know, i was on a nickel package and i did my job out there. >> reporter: you kind of played
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in spurts. is it hard to get a rhythm going on out there? >> well, i'm not a quarterback. you know, it's not that bad, but it's a little different for me, so i'm trying to get used to it. >> reporter: did you want to get traded out? >> it's not my decision. i'm just a player. monday night football ravens visiting the jets, first play of the first ravens possession, joe flacco drops back and delivers some hard knocks. flacco fumbles. jets recover. they kick a field goal and go up 3 -0. 11 section seconds to play in the 1st half, 3rd and goal -- 11 seconds to play in the 1st half, 3rd and goal for the ravens. ravens led 7-6 at the half. they win a defensive battle 10- 9. the nationals hit the road today after going 1-5 on their recent homestand. so maybe getting away from d.c. would be just what the doctor ordered except they were going to atlanta with the best home
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record in the majors. oh. yuneski making his second major league start for the nats as they visited the braves. nate mclouth with a double to the right. the braves go up 2 -0. still in the 2nd matt diaz rips this one down the left field line. they give up four in the inning and the nats do what they did at home only on the road, they lose 4- 0. rafael nadal did something tonight he'd never done before. he won the u.s. open taking care of his opponent in four sets to win his third consecutive major championship and ninth overall, but his first in new york. nadal is the seventh man in tennis history to win the grand slam, the spaniard extending his grand sham winning streak to 21 matches. he won the french in junior wimbledon in july and now the u.s. open in september. the orioles beat the blue jays 4-3 in 11 innings snapping
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a 12-game losing streak. i'm dave feldman. brian is back with more in the edge. have a great night. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans.
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my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy,"
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"shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive. finally tonight not a great night for the new york jets. now accused of some unsportsmanlike conduct.

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